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2015 was a big year for professionalphotos with quite a bit of travel and seeking out some of the nicest locations in New Zealand. There is no way that all of the 10,000 photos taken can be posted and some of them are really ...

My 28 Favourite New Zealand 2015 Landscape Photos

Landscapes - Postcards and Pictures

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There is a little church that is out of the way but local that I decided to photograph one evening. I have photographed this lovely little gem several times before and many people pass this on the way to their holidays out ...

Photos of an Abandoned Rural Church at Sunset

Landscapes - Postcards and Pictures

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It has been a very busy spring here in Auckland, New Zealand and as usual we have had a very rainy, cloudy lead up to summer. I have been working on some very large corporate photography jobs so my blog has suffered a little ...

5 Basic Technical Tips on Taking Waterfall Photographs

Landscapes - Postcards and Pictures, Tutorials, Uncategorized

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Photographers often work with other photographers and this a great time to talk about equipment and ideas. The big benefit is that if one photographer has bought some new gear, another photographer can assess that equipment, ...

Photos of a Photographer and Review of the Sigma 50mm F1.4 Art lens

Portraits, Reviews

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Recently Professionalphotos had the privilege to photograph some of the rarest birds in the world on Tiri Tiri Matangi Island. The island is in the Hauraki Gulf, only 45 minutes by boat from Auckland City. While you are on ...

Photographing some of the world’s rarest birds.

Landscapes - Postcards and Pictures, Strobist, Tutorials

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Recently I had a photoshoot with an Auckland client who had bought a brand new Honda CBR300R motorbike. The brief was simple, which was to make the photos look like a professional poster that Honda may have used to promote ...

Photographing a motorbike and rider in 30 minutes

Portraits, Strobist

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It has a busy time here at Professionalphotos and there have been some very exciting projects underway which have involved getting out of Auckland so keep your eyes on the site for more updates. In amongst the business, I ...

7 Costumes in 4 hours – Studio Photos of a Dancing Girl

Fashion - Editorial Shoots, Portraits, Strobist

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Recently Professionalphotos was commissioned to photograph an amazing venue in the middle of the North Island of New Zealand. The Skotel (Ski Hotel) is a great hotel located at the base of Mt Ruapehu in the Tongariro ...

Photographing a Venue – The Skotel

Commercial and Events, Landscapes - Postcards and Pictures

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Professionalphotos was commissioned to photograph key players in the Super Rugby League for a sponsor ad campaign. These are some of the best rugby players in New Zealand and perhaps the world. Also some of the players are ...

Photographing Super Rugby Players

Commercial and Events, Fashion - Editorial Shoots, Strobist

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A while ago I was meeting a friend in Auckland City and where we met, I noticed that there was this crazy, old school elevator. It had a red leather back and steel sides with a cage at the front and straight away, I thought ...

Model Portfolio Photo Shoot in an Elevator

Fashion - Editorial Shoots, Strobist

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Summer is a very busy time for any photographer and in amongst the commercial and portrait work I have been doing, I managed to sneak out to some local Auckland Regional Parks. These are beautiful locations and with the ...

Stunning Coastal Landscape Photos

Landscapes - Postcards and Pictures

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I was a approached by a client who was wanting a portfolio photoshoot in a particular style. The theme was beach and outdoors. At this time of the year in Auckland, we have the perfect weather for an outdoor ...

Inspiring Male Portfolio Photoshoot at the Coast

Fashion - Editorial Shoots, Landscapes - Postcards and Pictures, Portraits, Strobist